The week of the bad National Football League kicker is painful for Giants fans

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Gano's previous career long was 59 yards.

The Giants had just scored on its prior possession to take a 31-30 lead, as Saquon Barkley took a pass from Eli Manning and scampered for six. "Like I said, I feel like he's not going to get out the pocket". However, conditioning could be an issue since he hasn't played since last season.

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Newton called it a "subpar" game on his part, but was thrilled Gano helped bail him out. Even Odell Beckham Jr. voiced his frustrations with the Giants offense following the game.

Manning finished 22 of 36 for 326 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, both by Panthers 37-year-old safety Mike Adams. He missed the first four games after suffering a high ankle sprain in late August.

- Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had a 48-yard field goal attempt blocked by Cleveland rookie Denzel Ward on the final play of the first half. "What he does on the football field is going to impact this team".

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The talk after the game was about how hard the Giants fought and how it took a record-tying kick by the Panthers to beat them. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the league in October of 2017 alleging teams have conspired to keep him out of the league because of his decision to protest racial and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. What is astounding is that he has not gone end zone yet, while Sterling Shephard has 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

He said Reid's new teammates are more eager to see what he does on the field rather than what he does before the game.

Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel during the national anthem before their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 18, 2016.

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